Wolfe defies a summons to testify against a man he believes innocent and incurs a contempt of court charge hunting for evidence to cast reasonable doubt on the case against him.

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Christine Brubaker ...
Bella Velardi
R.D. Reid ...
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Robert Bockstael ...
Jimmy Donovan
Nicky Guadagni ...
Alice Hart
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Guy Unger
David Schurmann ...
Leonard Ashe
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Clyde Bagby
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D.A. Mandelbaum
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Helen Weltz
Beau Starr ...
Judge Corbett
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Wolfe and Archie are subpoenaed to testify in the murder trial of businessman Leonard Ashe, accused of strangling a phone operator whom he had asked to spy on his wife. Wolfe resents having to give testimony against a man he believes to be innocent as well as being uncomfortable having to sit next to a heavily perfumed woman in court. He suddenly bolts out of the courtroom in order to find the evidence necessary to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case. His suspicions are confirmed when he discovers that one of the dead woman's co-workers is able to afford an original Van Gogh on her $80 a week salary. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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21 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Archie Goodwin: By 8 o'clock Wolfe had put away three orders of chili con carne at a little dump in Harlem, where a guy named Dixie knew how to make it.
Nero Wolfe: Chili is one of the great peasant foods. It is one of the few contributions America has to world cuisine. Eaten with corn bread, sweet onion, sour cream, it contains all five of the elements deemed essential by the sages of the Orient: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, and bitter. It begins...
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Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Written by Johannes Brahms
KPM CS 7:11
Opening sequence in the courtroom
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